Map of Mosul

August 10, 2012 - Institute for the Study of War

High-Resolution map of Mosul.

Unraveling the Syria Mess: A Crisis Simulation of Spillover From The Syrian Civil War

August 7, 2012 - Institute for the Study of War

On June 27, 2012, the American Enterprise Institute, the Institute for the Study of War, and the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution jointly conducted a one day crisis simulation that focused on the impact of spillover from the deepening civil war in Syria.

Iraq’s Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 31

August 3, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

July 20, 2012-July 27, 2012-Al-Qaeda Leader Claims Credit for Deadly Attacks, Maliki, Mutlaq Attempt to Renew Cooperation, IHEC Mandate Unlikely To Be Extended

Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 32

August 3, 2012 - Stephen Wicken

July 27, 2012-August 3, 2012- Spillover from the Syrian conflict heightened tensions between Iraq, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Turkey this week.

Russian Naval Base Tartus

July 31, 2012 - Christopher Harmer

The Syrian port of Tartus is the only naval base outside of the former Soviet Union still held by the Russian military, and the Russian government has asserted its strategic significance.

Rebel Groups of Jebel Al-Zawiyah

July 27, 2012 - Asher Berman

While the Assad regime focuses its efforts on Syrian cities, border regions, and the coastal provinces, rebel groups in Jebel al-Zawiyah have built command-and-control structures and strengthened their offensive capabilities.

Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 30

July 20, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

July 16, 2012-July 20, 2012-Rebels Take Over Syrian Border Checkpoints, Obama Responds To Maliki’s Inquiry On Exxon

Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 29

July 16, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

July 6, 2012-July 16, 2012 White House Says Daqduq Issue Not Closed,

Syrian Air Defense Force Attack on Turkish Reconnaissance Aircraft

July 11, 2012 - Christopher Harmer

This backgrounder provides a technical description of the Turkish RF-4E, the Syrian air defenses, analysis of the differing radar snapshots provided by Syria and Turkey, and analysis of the current situation.

Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 28

July 6, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

June 29, 2012-July 6, 2012- Sadrists Back Down, IHEC: Provincial Elections Delayed, Al-Qaeda Militants Crossing Into Syria